1. Billboard Bits: Blue Rodeo, TMBG, Jeff Klein

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blue Rodeo joins Rolling Stones & Friends Toronto concert, They Might Be Giants song featured in GapKids commercial, and singer/songwriter Jeff Klein extends his New York residency. Blue Rodeo has been added to the massive Rolling Stones & Friends concert July 30 in Toronto. One day…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom to two to four years in prison after having pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in April. 2001 - Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom…

  3. Parker Performs 'Lost' Tunes

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Cleverly conceived, the Gallery Six Records album "Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney" prudently stars Graham Parker (along with Buffalo Tom's Bill Janovitz and the B-52's Kate Pierson) on songs written by the Beatles'…

  4. Dashboard Confessional Sets Fall Tour

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dashboard Confessional has unveiled plans for a fall tour, beginning Aug. 30 in Pittsburgh and wrapping Oct. 7 in St. Paul, Minn. Dashboard Confessional has unveiled plans for a fall tour, beginning Aug. 30 in Pittsburgh and wrapping Oct. 7 in St. Paul, Minn. The Chris Carrabba-led band will…

  5. Tunes On TV

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 14-20, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 14 "101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E! Featured Artists: David Crosby, Carmen Electra, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Milli Vanilli, Liza…

  6. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Limp Bizkit, Skip Battin, Sondre Lerche, WNBA Limp Bizkit will play an invitation-only concert at New York's Webster Hall Wednesday (July 16) that will be broadcast on AOL for Broadband's "BroadBAND Rocks!" concert series. The concert will be the fourth live…

  7. Mavericks Ready First Album In Five Years

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records. The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records (one day earlier in Europe). The reunited country-rock act -- vocalist…

  8. Green Seeks Continued Major Label Success

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At a time when many artists are leaving the major-label system to put out their albums independently, Pat Green has gone the opposite route. After releasing six successful independent albums, Green signed with New York-based Republic/Universal…

  9. Tilbrook Plans U.S. Return

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Squeeze singer/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook has set up dates for his fifth U.S. solo tour since the breakup of the band. Sponsored by VH1 Classic, the club tour will kick off July 26 in San Francis Former Squeeze singer/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook has set up dates for his fifth U.S. solo tour…

  10. Nelson To Stump For Candidate Kucinich

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson has pledged his support of presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, and plans to stage fundraising concerts for his campaign. Willie Nelson has pledged his support of presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, and plans to stage fundraising concerts for his campaign. "He stands…

  11. Koch Inks Bangles, Album Due In September

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment has signed the Bangles for the U.S. The album "Doll Revolution," featuring original band members Susanna Hoffs (guitar), Debbi Peterson (drums), Vicki Peterson (guitar) and Michael Koch Entertainment has signed the Bangles for the U.S. The album "Doll…

  12. Tunes On TV

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 30-July 6, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 30 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Blu Cantrell. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: P. Diddy, Nelly. "The Late Show With David…

  13. Black Keys Suffer MTV Identity Crisis

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys, getting a video for their song "Set You Free" into medium rotation on MTV was a big deal. The little-known group's new Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness, For Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys, getting a video for their…

  14. As Escovedo Recovers, Friends Pitch In

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from Hepatitis C. The revered singer/songwriter was hospitalized after collapsing in April, and is currently resting a Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from…

  15. Phair Sets First Tour In Four Years

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Liz Phair will kick off her first extensive tour in four years on July 21 in San Francisco. Singer/songwriter Liz Phair will kick off her first extensive tour in four years on July 21 in San Francisco. The artist will be out in support of the just-released "Liz Phair,…

  16. R.E.M. Revamps Tour Plans, Takes Requests

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The group, which kicked off its first world tour in four years June 21 in Utrecht, Holland, has added two dates and altered city and/or venue details for a handful of others on the North American leg Veteran modern rock act R.E.M. has made a few changes in its fall North American tour . The…

  17. Nelly, St. Lunatics Gear Up For 'Personal' Tour

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap superstar Nelly and his group the St. Lunatics are set to launch a 25-city Up Close & Personal tour July 10 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Venues tour will be considerably scaled down compared to th Rap superstar Nelly and his group the St. Lunatics are set to launch a 25-city Up Close &…

  18. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  19. Stone Cold

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The majority of new rock acts in the 2000s are corporate-stamped to sound precisely like whomever was topping the radio charts six months previous. The majority of new rock acts in the 2000s are corporate-stamped to sound precisely like whomever was topping the radio charts six months…

  20. Modest Mouse Digs In On New Album

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse is eyeing a mid-to-late October release for its as-yet-untitled second album for Epic. The set was produced by Dennis Herring (Sparklehorse, Counting Crows) and recorded at Sweet Tea Stud Modest Mouse is eyeing a mid-to-late October release for its as-yet-untitled second album…

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